Culture and values

Finding safe, efficient and responsible ways to bring affordable energy to a global market.

What we believe in

ExxonMobil is a global provider of the energy that is critical to driving progress and improving the lives of people around the world. We recognize the significant responsibilities we have to our neighbors, customers,  communities and shareholders in our daily operations as we find safe, efficient and responsible ways to bring affordable energy to a global market. Our core values guide us in this endeavor: 


Safety is more than just a priority at ExxonMobil — it is a core value and an integral part of our culture. Protecting the safety and health of our workforce is fundamental to our business. We are relentless in our pursuit of safety so every employee and contractor comes home from work each day safe and healthy. This commitment also extends to members of the communities where we operate. We will never stop working toward our goal of Nobody Gets Hurt

An employee at the Joliet Refinery

Professional development

We are committed to our employees' professional development and supporting their career goals. We seek to foster a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals committed to achieving our business priorities. We use a long-term, career-oriented approach that includes recruiting outstanding talent and developing individuals by providing them the opportunity to complete a wide range of assignments. Our employee culture is grounded in a shared commitment to safety, integrity, high-quality work and good corporate citizenship. 

Diversity and inclusion

We support local employee networks globally to foster a work environment committed to diversity and inclusion. These include the Asian Connection for Excellence (ACE); Black Employee Success Team (BEST); Global Organization for the Advancement of Latinos (GOAL); People for Respect, Inclusion and Diversity of Employees (PRIDE); Veteran Advocacy and Support Team (VAST); and Women’s Interest Network (WIN). We also support diversity-based education programs and professional organizations such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, among others. We believe these strategic investments in education will help build a global, diverse pool of talent to advance technologies to help meet future energy needs.  

Health and wellness 

ExxonMobil cares about the health and well-being of our employees and their families. We offer a variety of programs from infectious disease prevention to help with living a healthier life. Our Culture of Health program is a sound, evidence-based program designed to support the health of our employees and reduce health care costs. 


We are committed to addressing the challenge of sustainable development — balancing economic growth, social development and environmental protection so future generations are not compromised by actions taken today. Our commitment to Protect Tomorrow. Today. has led us on a decade-long journey toward superior environmental performance. Our employees demonstrate their dedication to this goal every day by helping the organization achieve environmental leadership, caring about the communities where we work and sharing our lessons learned with industry leaders and our stakeholders for the benefit of all.  

Ethics and integrity

A commitment to ethics and integrity is a core aspect of our corporate culture. Our presence in nearly every country of the world requires that employees, officers, directors and those working on our behalf comply with U.S. anticorruption, antitrust, antiboycott, trade sanctions and export controls laws, as well as laws in other countries applicable to our business. Everyone is expected to uphold the highest ethical standards of business integrity. 

How we work
In each assignment, I have met wonderful mentors who taught me science, business and how to add value to the corporation and in the lives of others. I am grateful to be mentored by and help mentor fantastic people.
Matthew Chandler Geoscientist
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